Prices and Commissioning
Prices are determined by the physical size of the finished painting, and the complexity of the work evolved. A 12 in. x 16 in. 30cm x 40cm single figure portrait, in oil on board will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.
- Head and Shoulders From £1350
- Half Length From £1560
- 3/4 Length From £1950
- Full Length From £2200
- Additional Figures + 66%
Black and White, Charcoal and Pencil Portraits are 1/4 the price of Paintings. For example an A3 Head and Shoulders in Charcoal or Graphite, derived from a photo provided by the client, would cost £350 + £75 if the photograph is taken by myself.
Source of Reference Photography
I ideally use a one hour long photo session, taking many photographs for reference. This allows me to capture the sitter with a lively expression at a defining moment. The way I photograph is guided by my sensitivities as a painter, observer of people and my eight years experience painting commissioned portraits. In principle the only cost for photography would be travel expenses, I do not charge anything extra for the session, as that is part of the commission.
Photos provided by the Client
I have in the past, also painted successful portraits that are derived from photo’s provided by the client. Although it is important to understand, I do not work from photographs that are too low in quality (dpi) or do not suit my style. It is purely a matter of instinct! If I like the photo you have provided and I think it will make a good painting, we can proceed.
A 50% deposit of the total portrait fee, plus travel expenses, are required to start the reference photography procedure, or when we have decided on a photo that you have provided.
If a portrait is commissioned from a photo provided by the client, £75 will be deducted from the overall price. Also if the commission is terminated, and my client wants the photographs I have taken, a fee of £75 is to be paid for time and materials, and the photographs will be delivered on a CD.
Prices do not include framing. All materials are provided by myself. Fees are subject to change. Deposit guarantee’s price quoted.